Living Etc Dec-2018

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s office

Today I went to the new Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern. The first major show of the Bauhaus designer’s work to be held in the UK, it’s a true celebration of pattern and the craft of weaving. Anni Albers was the most influential woman in textiles, known for her use of bold colour in dynamic combinations. Her designs still feel very ‘of the moment’, and I love Christopher Farr Cloth’s recent collection based on her work. It’s proof that good design will always stand the test of time. The woman who might be seen as today’s ultimate colour influencer is Joa Studholme, creative director at Farrow & Ball and owner of our House of the Month – a Somerset schoolhouse (page 32). In preparation for our shoot, Joa decorated her…

2 min
welcome to the world of

MISSED LAST MONTH’S ISSUE? If you require any other issues of Livingetc magazine, these are available for purchase by calling 01795 662976 (lines open 9.30am-1.30pm Monday-Friday). Or order online at: This issue of Livingetc is published on 1 November 2018 by TI Media Limited, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP and distributed by MarketForce (UK) Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HU (020 3787 9001). The contents of the magazine are fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted without permission. All prices are approximate © TI Media Limited, 2018. Printed by Southernprint. Repro by Rhapsody Media, 109-123 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4LD. Cover printed by Southernprint. Livingetc is sold subject to these conditions: that it shall not, without the written consent of the publishers first given,…

10 min

Shop now with Ownable app TOP TABLE Although Christmas needn’t be a blingy affair, a little glitz never goes amiss at this time of year. Stick to one metallic finish on a few striking pieces and suddenly your festive look is more ooh la la than OTT. Broste Copenhagen knows the deal. Its weighty, brass-finish candlesticks are guaranteed to get the family peering up from their Christmas dinners. Each individual piece has been given a sculptural twist, which is a thing this season. Tabletop delights that really are worth their weight in gold. Buy now with Ownable A FINE FEAST You’ve got to hand it to The White Company. Its festive table retains the neutral-hued simplicity the brand is known for, while being fittingly OTT for the Christmas season. The trickery at work? Texture. Think…

1 min
rocking balmoral

Heigh-ho your way up to the Highlands this season with enough tartan, tweed and herringbone check to deck out Her Majesty’s sprawling Scottish estate. Bringing a punk twist to plaid, Versace shook things up in arresting shades of blue and yellow this season, with models at Michael Kors ready to hike the hills in checked scarves and double-breasted coats. For the castle, opt for tartans with a modern twist – from the deconstructed print on Neri&Hu’s rugs for GAN to the simplified wool upholstery on Anta’s Benbecula cube. Add a few regal decorations and you’re all set for some royally rollicking festivities. Use the Ownable app to buy now Download the app with…

1 min

’Tis the season to shine bright, so why not look to our most fabulously-feathered friends for inspiration? Fashion did. Models at Akris strutted down the autumn/winter runways in simple combinations of emerald green and sapphire blue. These colours, plus plumage, are set to take flight in the home. French furnishings house Casadeco is smothering walls in oversized, exotic feathers, while The Conran Shop’s hand-painted backgammon set should be top of the pile for festive family games. Perch in Marni’s woven chair and watch as its curved sides fan out like a peacock’s tail. Time to put on your most magnificent display.…

7 min
a bright christmas

HOME PROFILE THE OWNERS Joa Studholme, who works as Farrow & Ball’s paint colour curator, her husband Andre and their two grown-up children, Nancy and Cosmo. THE PROPERTY The 1840s schoolhouse in Somerset is the family’s country home. The house has one level that is comprised of a large living area (the original main school room), kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a WC. LIVING AREA The high ceiling and walls painted in School House White create impact. ‘On Christmas Day, this is where we open presents, dance and toast until we collapse on the sofas to watch TV,’ says Joa. Get the look The pink sofa is an heirloom – try Designers Guild for similar. The pendants are by Tom Dixon. The tree decorations are from John Lewis and Habitat. The paper decorations are…